Wind farm will blow them away

South Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - Matt Collins [email protected]­bur­nett­

I WAS ex­tremely for­tu­nate to have a pri­vate tour of the Coop­ers Gap Wind Farm this week.

As I drove to the lo­ca­tion, I found it hard to cre­ate an ac­cu­rate vi­sion in my head of what th­ese tow­er­ing wind tur­bines would look like.

At 110m tall, plus an­other 67m for the blades, th­ese en­ergy gen­er­a­tors stand as tall as any New York sky­scraper.

Once all 123 wind tur­bines are erected by the lat­ter part of next year, the Coop­ers Gap Wind Farm will cer­tainly be a sight to see.

Dur­ing my tour, I was im­pressed by the level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and or­der within such a large-scale project.

There may be dif­fer­ing opin­ions on the in­tro­duc­tion of the wind farm to our re­gion but as far as I’m con­cerned the more dis­cus­sions we have about re­new­able en­ergy the bet­ter for ev­ery­one.

Once com­plete, the wind farm will be one of the coun­try’s largest, which will be just an­other feather in our al­ready over-flow­ing cap.

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